1g. Marriage Retreat Texas – Private One-to-One Weekend Help

When choosing a therapist to work in a Marriage Retreat Texas setting, consider the benefits of working with a science-trained, ethical professional committed to helping you make your relationship work:

1. We Offer Privacy.​ 
One weekend. One highly trained professional. Just the two of you. This is not a group retreat.

2.  It's Effective.
Our methods have been proven to be 70-92% effective in clinical trials.

3. Providing Only Real Science.
Developed from 40 years of research on real couples in Love Labs of the Gottman Institute.

4. No Guesswork.
Interventions which are scientifically demonstrated to be effective in helping couples. Time after time after time.

Why would your marriage deserve anything less?​

There are two popular science-based methods for helping couples:

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    Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and
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    Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Marriage Retreat Texas offering science plus values to keep your marriage strong

We have a Master Trainer for the Gottman Institute practicing in Austin, Texas, and two other therapists (Houston & Austin) well-trained in these scientific methods of treating troubled relationships.

Why choose a science-trained couples therapist for these Couples Retreats Texas?

The reason is simple:  There is an extensive body of science based upon helping troubled relationships. There is no debate. Working with a counselor with advanced training in these models provides your marriage the strongest chance to improve and grow happily together again.

Scientific. Effective. No Guesswork. Just professionals invested in your marriage, offering you the best help 40+ years of research can provide.

How We Are Different

Quick, Targeted, Professional Help.

Spend a weekend to improve your intimate bond.

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    Highly-detailed assessment. We call it The BIG BIG Book. We get to know you thoroughly before you arrive.
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    We work with marriages in severe distress...even "Last Shot" couples who are divorcing or have moved out.
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    Team Support. We only work with couples and have the most advanced practitioners of couples therapy on the planet. Our team learns from each other. Sixteen Masters and Doctoral-Level clinicians.  Five Gottman Certified Therapists. Two Gottman Master Trainers. In-house support, teamwork, and advice.

The Most Extensive Couples Assessment Available Today

We call it "The BIG BIG Book of Intimate Relationships."

We begin with an extensive individual and relationship assessment: The most complete assessment you'll find available today.

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    You complete it online in the privacy of your home or office.
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    Your Couples Therapist then studies, scores, and analyzes your every word side-by-side.
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    You are preparing to see us and we then prepare to see you!

This makes your Couples Retreat Texas an even more powerful experience. In completing the BIG BIG Book, you're a key factor in enhancing your therapist's effectiveness.

Is this contrary to Faith-Based Teachings?  

Learn how religious leaders reconcile science-based couples therapy with religiously-based marriage counseling.

Does your relationship suffer from any of these common struggles?

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    Coldness & Distance
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    Sexual problems
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    Chronic or poor fighting
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    Selfish behavior resulting in hurt feelings
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    Problematic communication
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    Extramarital affair
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    One of you is considering divorce
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    Struggles over money, work or parenting
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    Betrayals and broken promises...

Words of Praise from our clients:

My husband thought we couldn't possibly benefit from just three days... We were on the brink of divorce...


As a last ditch effort, we let go of our previous marriage therapist...


I was skeptical heading into the weekend...

These marriage retreats Texas are held in Houston & Austin. They're designed to quickly target painful issues and help you to deepen your marriage bonds and dramatically improve your communication. Get away. Take the time. Invest in your family.

Meet Our Therapists:

Our couples therapists have training in sex therapy and treating sexual problems, affair recovery, divorce counseling, discernment counseling, and trauma specialization.

Dr. Vagdevi Meunier

Master Therapist

Master Trainer for the Gottman Institute; Certified Gottman Therapist.

Dr. Meunier is a licensed clinical psychologist, teacher, author, and one of six master trainer for the Gottman Institute, in Seattle, WA.

With incredible warmth and charm,
Dr. Meunier skillfully brings magic to the couples therapy office. Her ability to help couples suffering from complex issues is well-honed.

In addition to her work with Couples Therapy Inc., Dr. Meunier is also The Executive Director The Center for Relationships in Austin, Texas.


Marisa Mundey, LMFT

Clinical Affiliate

Gottman Levels I & II. Specializes in treating anxiety & depression in couples.

Marisa is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in the Energy Corridor of West Houston, between Beltway 8 and Grand Parkway. Marisa has an irresistible personality and has found her calling working with all relationships but specializing in those that are impacted by anxiety and depression.

Having worked for the famous Harlene Anderson of the Narrative Therapy tradition in Houston, Texas, she brings an ability to say things that "aren't fun" to people in a gentle way.


Jennifer Elkins, LMHC

Clinical Associate

Gottman I & II. Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy Externship; Specializes in treating Attention Deficit Disorder in relationships.

Jennifer is a licensed mental health counselor and a native Texan, completing an undergraduate degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Tx, before spending several years in Sarasota, Florida.

Her Texas charm and enthusiasm for working with intimate relationships has led her to obtain training in both models of science-based couples therapy.

She transitioned her practice from Sarasota to Austin in May 2017.


Marriage Retreats in Texas

Three of 19 qualified Master & Doctoral couples therapists in our Clinical Team across the USA, in Europe, Australia, and South Africa